\ əˈbēl, əˈbāl, ˈābəl \
plural -s

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First Known Use of abele

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abele

borrowed from Dutch abeel, going back to Middle Dutch abeel, aubeel, borrowed from Old French (Walloon) abeal, going back to Vulgar Latin *albellus, alteration (by suffix substitution) of Latin albulus “whitish, pale,” derivative of albus “white”

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“Abele.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abele. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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